Original Apple II developed by Steve Jobs used Norristown-made microprocessor

News of the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has created the inevitable ripple effect of news organization’s finding a local angle. Here’s another for the Delaware Valley. The Apple II computer developed by the late Steve Jobs used the original 6502 8-bit microprocessor developed by MOS Technology in Norristown in 1975, says Temple University […]


News of the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has created the inevitable ripple effect of news organization’s finding a local angle. Here’s another for the Delaware Valley.
The Apple II computer developed by the late Steve Jobs used the original 6502 8-bit microprocessor developed by MOS Technology in Norristown in 1975, says Temple University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dennis Silage.
Silage says MOS Technology was the only company that would ship chips to Jobs and partner Steve Wozniak because they were essentially operating Apple Computers out of a garage.
Professor Silage even still has an old Apple IIe computer in his lab, adds Temple spokesman Preston Moretz.
If you recall, the original Macintosh fonts were due to be named after Philadelphia Regional Rail stops, until Steve Jobs stepped in.

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